Jordan Daniels

Ph.D. Candidate

email: jordan[dot]leah[dot]daniels[at]emory[dot]edu
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Dissertation: Figurations of Nature in Kant and Adorno (expected 9/2020)

Areas of Specialization: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (esp.  Critical Theory), Environmental Philosophy, Aesthetics
Area of Competence: Kant,  Feminist Philosophy

M.A., Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, 2011.                Thesis: Culture and Nihilism in Hegel: Dear Little Rameau” in the Phenomenology of Spirit; director: Prof. Jay M. Bernstein
B.A., Philosophy, Eugene Lang College, The New School, 2009.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Adorno, Benjamin, and Natural Beauty ‘On This Sad Earth.’” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34/2 (2020): 159-178.

“Faith and Freedom: Kant at the Boundary of Reason,” in Gerichtshofs der Vernunft Akten des XIII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses 2019. Eds. Camilla Serck-Hanssen et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2020 [Forthcoming].

Book Review  
Review. Amy Allen’s End of Progress: Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory, Journal of World Philosophies 3/2 (2018): 110-113.

In Progress
“Adorno, Kant, and Environmental Aesthetics Today.” [Under Review]

“The Productive Imaginations of Kant and Fichte.” [Under Review]

“Contingency and Historical Inevitability,” invited chapter for The Routledge Companion to History and Theory, March 2021.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations
“Silvia Federici on the Production of the ‘Natural’ in Early Capitalism,” to be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Rochester), November 2021.

“Adorno and Benjamin on Nature, Beauty, and Responsibility,” to be presented at the American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting (Washington DC-virtual), November 2020.

“Hepburn and Adorno on the Aesthetic Experience of Nature,” presented at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, International Association for Environmental Philosophy session (Philadelphia), January 2020. 

“Adorno on Natural Beauty and Historical Remembrance,” presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Pittsburgh), October 2019. 

“Faith and Freedom: Kant at the Boundary of Reason,” presented at the 13th Annual International Kant Congress (University of Oslo), August 2019.

“The Ambivalence of Nature in Benjamin and Adorno,” presented at the 12th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome (Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago), May 2019.

“Walter Benjamin on Human Transience,” presented at the Claremont Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference on Humanity: An Endangered Idea? (Claremont Graduate University), *Forum Humanum Fellow, February 2019.

“The Productive Imagination in Kant and Fichte,” presented at the The Society for German Idealism and Romanticism and the North American Kant Society, Joint Conference on Kantian Legacies in German Idealism and Romanticism (Stanford University), *Graduate Student Paper of the Year Nominee, October 2017.

“Natural-History and Natural Beauty: Adorno on Objects, Social Truth, and the Possibility of Progress,” presented at the International Critical Theory Summer School (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), July 2017. 

“The Translator as Shadow Figure in Benjamin’s Arcades Project,” presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory: Translation Theory Today (The Graduate Center, CUNY), May 2016.

Teaching Experience

Emory University
Instructor – Basic Problems in Philosophy: On Nature, [online] Summer 2020
Instructor – Philosophy of Human Nature, Spring 2018
Instructor – Introduction to Feminist  Philosophy, Fall 2017                  Instructor – Philosophy and Literature, Spring 2016
Instructor – Basic Problems in Philosophy: Morality, Freedom, and the Good Life, Fall 2015
Co-teacher  – Logic, Spring 2015
Teaching Assistant – 19th and 20th Century Philosophy, Fall 2014

Dowling College
Instructor – Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2012
Instructor –  Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2012

The New School/Parsons The New School for Design
Teaching Assistant – Dark Worlds: Noir in Context, Spring 2011
Teaching Assistant – Introduction to Visual Culture, Spring 2011

Additional Training
Emory College Online Teaching Strategies Summer Course, 2020
Online Teaching Internship to the Philosophy Department, Emory University, 2020